No school for 3.7 million refugee children

More than half of the world’s 7.1 million school-age refugee children fail to receive a basic education due to lack of money, classrooms and teachers.

CITES tightens global wildlife trade rules

Delegates to a treaty for protecting endangered plants and animals ended a major summit after revising international trade rules for dozens of species.

G-7 allies in turmoil over trade and climate

G-7 leaders ended a summit with little progress in resolving tensions over U.S. policies, a troubled world economy, the climate crisis and Iran’s nuclear deal.

WHO urges more study of microplastics

Tiny plastic particles are “everywhere” in nature, including drinking water, requiring further study despite no proof yet of a threat to human health, WHO said.

Europeans probe Facebook cryptocurrency

The E.C. opened an antitrust investigation into “potential anti-competitive behavior” related to Facebook’s Libra Association for its cryptocurrency project.

World leaders urged to adopt ocean treaty

The U.N. leaned on star power in a renewed push for a legally binding global treaty in 2020 to promote conservation and sustainable uses of high seas.

New accord to protect defenders of nature

Two U.N. agencies adopted a new agreement to increase protections for environmental advocates and their families at risk of retaliation and violence.

UNSC takes up Kashmir after half-century

The U.N. Security Council met to formally discuss Jammu and Kashmir for the first time in almost a half-century, as protests and clashes intensified.

Winnie Byanyima named to lead UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima, a humanitarian activist who heads Oxfam International, was appointed to serve as executive director of UNAIDS.

Geneva Conventions at 70 are a call to duty

International observers marked the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions examining their relevance and limits — and ways to boost enforcement.

Weekend Update: TIO, USAID and CTBTO

A US$1.4 billion telescope project looks at an alternative spot. Opponents fear U.S. cuts to international aid. A nonproliferation official sees opportunity.

WFP to quadruple food aid in 4 countries

The World Food Program announced plans to almost quadruple the number of people it aids in four drought-affected nations of Central America.

Youth climate movement decides strategy

The Fridays For Future youth climate movement wrapped up its first major European summit with agreement on three core demands of world leaders.

Climate report urges change in human diet

The IPCC recommended sweeping changes globally in food consumption and land use to reduce greenhouse gas emissions causing the planet to overheat.

Pakistan to counter India at U.N. venues

Pakistan said it would review all bilateral arrangements with India and file a formal protest with the U.N. Security Council over the Jammu and Kashmir region.

Experts: U.S. racism complicit in shootings

After three high-profile shootings across the United States in a week, U.N. experts linked the violence to American leaders’ divisive language and behavior.

Myanmar’s foreign arms trade fuels abuses

U.N.-sponsored human rights investigators reported Myanmar relied on its arms trade with seven nations to fund a military campaign against Rohingyas.

Weekend Update: UNSC, AI and U.N. chief

A U.N. report cautioned against Islamist terror attacks. Amnesty International is divesting from fossil fuel. The U.N. chief condemned U.S. mass shootings.

Landmark U.S.-Russia arms treaty expires

The United States and Russia let the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty lapse on Friday, ending a key plank of Cold War-era nuclear arms control.

Treaty on violence against women turns 5

The Istanbul Convention, which set legal standards on gender-based violence, is five years old but includes just a quarter of all Council of Europe nations.